DESTINATION
Party Details
Dates & Duration
Bedrooms
Facilities
BOOK 2015 FOR ONLY £25 nothing more to pay until 2015 | Terms & Conditions

Find cottages in KentVisit Kent

Classic rural landscapes and traditional seaside entertainment along with ancient history and spectacular gardens; come and explore Kent and see for yourself the 'Garden of England'.

You don't have to travel far from your cottages to find beauty, fun and relaxation. A truly diverse county, Kent has some of the most unspoilt countryside in the British Isles, not to mention iconic landmarks, award-winning beaches and thrilling attractions for young and old.

Not to be missed are the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, which stand tall and proud welcoming you to England's oldest county. Discover Canterbury, where you're guaranteed one of the best views of the city from the Westgate Towers at Canterbury Cathedral; a truly magnificent World Heritage Site. Step in to the dazzling medieval past of Dover Castle and explore Secret Wartime Tunnels and stories of King Henry II's court.

For a taste of life in the fast lane head to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit and kids will love the up-close animal encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Step back in time to experience nineteenth-century England at Dickens' World and the Guildhall Museum, while cider connoisseurs will love Biddenden Vineyards and Cider Works. There's a lot to see and do, and self-catering cottage offers the best way to make the most of this wonderful area.

There are many ways to take in the beauty of the county; by foot, bike, car or water, but there's nothing quite like the grand heritage of the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Discover the captivating essence of the 'Garden of England' as the line wends along ten and a half miles of charming countryside. Wander off the beaten track and seek out little-known paths, where the deer of the woods around Challock and the orchids of the North Downs await discovery.

Why not enjoy some traditional seaside fun and head to Margate, Broadstairs or Ramsgate for Blue Flag awarded beaches, where you can enjoy anything from building sandcastle and exploring rock pools to exhilarating watersports and funfairs. Seaside town Whitstable offers quirky art galleries and craft shops and there's no shortage of tasty seafood restaurants for when hunger strikes.

Be enriched by Kent's exciting past and present. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Kent today.

Show more

Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This beautifully restored Grade II listed thatched barn dating back 300 years, has been divided into two beamed holiday cottages which reside in the grounds of the owners’ 500-year-old home Boyke Manor, where the great grandfather of Edward Elgar once lived, situated in the unspoilt Elham Valley, an AONB. Activities in the area include walking, horse riding, cycling, wildlife viewing, golf, beaches and art and crafts. Canterbury, great for shopping and sightseeing, and Dover, ideal for day trips to France, are both 20 minutes away. There is a fast train link to London (55 minutes). Shops ½ mile, pub 1 mile.

Living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area with butler sink and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft zip & link bed and sloping ceiling. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet and tiled floor. Beamed throughout.

  • Full electric central heating included (November-May £75per week, £10 per day for short breaks)

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Shared garden
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Shared games area with table tennis
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: 2 steps to terrace

Note: Blackbird Cottage (ref PLLP) may be booked with Wren Cottage (ref PLLT) to sleep 9+1 people, with seating space for all guests at Wren Cottage.

WAS
NOW
£424-£819
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Thoughtfully converted to a high standard, this stunning, thatched 17th-century barn has a plethora of beams and vaulted entrance hall. Standing detached, it is ideally situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Smarden - whose name is derived from the Saxon ‘Smeredaenne’, meaning butter valley and pasture. The holiday property has additional family room and an open-tread oak staircase which leads to a galleried mezzanine floor, where games facilities can be found.
Smarden was once a village thriving on the wool industry, and is now a sleepy backwater of old England, so classically Kentish that it is sometimes in film sets. In the heart of the village is a cluster of half-timbered houses with Kent peg tiled roofs. Golf can be found locally as well as fishing by arrangement.
For day trips, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens are well worth a visit, as are the vineyards at Biddenden. Leeds Castle is easily accessible and it closely resembles a fairytale palace, rather than a fortress. The fine aviary and maze are also sure to keep children interested and amused. There is easy access to Ashford, from where the Eurotunnel can be taken to enjoy lunch or dinner in either Paris or Brussels.
One of England’s most venerable cities, Canterbury has much to offer, with many shops, restaurants and theatres. A former church, now called The Caterbury Tales has guided tours which lead through galleries and recount Chaucer’s tales. Shops and pub 1 mile.

Entrance hall with vaulted ceiling and stone floor. Open-plan vaulted living/dining room with low doorway to vaulted kitchen/breakfast room with gas range (for cooking) and stone floor. Vaulted family room with stone floor and step to living/dining room. First floor: Partially vaulted master double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional day bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Vaulted double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom with zip & link bed. Twin bedroom with low doorway. Open-tread oak staircase to galleried games room and sofa-bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Most rooms with oak floor.

  • Electricity, gas underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Z-bed (for +1 child)
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£705-£2240
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In an idyllic rural setting on an 18-acre smallholding and adjacent to the farmhouse these two holiday cottages (Pippin’s Cottage, ref PQQP and Cox Cottage, ref PQQQ) have been decorated and furnished to a high standard. The farm has cattle, sheep, ducks and hens with footpaths on the doorstep to explore the glorious surrounding countryside. Day passes for fishing (trout) can be arranged by the owner. The royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells is under
5 miles. Visit Brenchley Wood Nature Reserve, Sissinghurst, NT castles including Bodiam. Discover award-winning wines at the local vineyards. The nearest coast is about 40 minutes at Hastings. The station at Paddock Wood provides a 50-minute train service to London. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops. Limestone floor throughout. First floor: Double bedroom, French doors to Juliet balcony, sloping ceilings and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. External open-tread stairs (unsuitable for children under 10 years) to first floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceilings and en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full ground source heat pump underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Sound system
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-UK calls only
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£368-£936
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Rockley Ref: PLLW

Rockley a former oast house, parts of which date back to 1740, is situated in the small hamlet of Tuesnoad near Bethersden. Providing a very high standard of holiday accommodation with oak and slate floors, a delightful decked terrace accessed via French doors leading off the spacious breakfast room, with a cosy log-burner for chilly evenings and some beautiful exposed beams. Set in spacious well kept grounds with a tennis court and fenced heated swimming pool with changing facilities, it provides ideal accommodation for friends and family groups. This is Darling Buds of May territory and every year at Pop Larkin’s Farm close by a classic car show is held for a perfect family day out. Also close by is a 40 acre reindeer centre – a magical visit at Christmas time. Ashford International is only a short car journey away for trips to Paris or Brussels! Other places to visit include Tenterden, the Jewel in the Weald, Biddenden Vineyard which produces wine, cider and apple juice and offers tastings. The South of England’s Rare Breed Centre provides a wonderful opportunity for children to become more “hands on” with the animals, or take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. For those looking for something different try a ghost tour around Pluckley, the most haunted village in England according to the Guinness Book of Records. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Dining room with oak floor. Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to terrace and oak floor. Separate toilet with slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom (6ft zip and link). Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Some exposed beams throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • Music system
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Two freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6.6ft) June-September
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£2376-£2376
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Teacup Cottage Ref: 25539

A warm welcome awaits you at this delightful self catering holiday cottage in the little village of Goodnestone, combining modern comforts with a classical interior including log burner. Village shop and pub are within walking distance with a network of footpaths leading from the doorstep. Stroll to Goodnestone Park and Gardens, often referred to as Sissinghurst without the crowds. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor and today there is a program of concerts and firework displays throughout the year, amongst its 18th century parkland and sweeping lawns. Visit Barnsole Vineyards and sample some of England’s finest wines, or Wingham Wildlife Park where you can walk through the lemur enclosure and take a look at the alligators, monkeys, bats, micro-pigs and llamas. Take a 4 mile round trip on the East Kent Light Railway, from Shepherdswell to Eythorne. Other attractions within easy reach include Stodmarsh Nature Reserve, with its lakes and nature trails, the old Cinque Port of Sandwich, Sandwich Bay beaches and golf, and the historical city of Canterbury just 7 miles away. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 2 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (inital fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. W-fi. Enclosed garden terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In an idyllic rural setting on an 18-acre smallholding and adjacent to the farmhouse these two holiday cottages (Pippin’s Cottage, ref PQQP and Cox Cottage, ref PQQQ) have been decorated and furnished to a high standard. The farm has cattle, sheep, ducks and hens with footpaths on the doorstep to explore the glorious surrounding countryside. Day passes for fishing (trout) can be arranged by the owner. The royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells is under
5 miles. Visit Brenchley Wood Nature Reserve, Sissinghurst, NT castles including Bodiam. Discover award-winning wines at the local vineyards. The nearest coast is about 40 minutes at Hastings. The station at Paddock Wood provides a 50-minute train service to London. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden, and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops. Limestone floor throughout. Double bedroom with 5ft zip and link bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with French doors to Juliet balcony, sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Small, enclosed lawned area with terrace and furniture

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full ground source heat pump underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Sound system
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-UK calls only
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£408-£1055
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Guinea Cottage Ref: 26837

This terraced holiday cottage is tucked away, yet within walking distance of shops, pubs, restaurants and a short stroll to the beach. Don’t miss the lively Saturday market in Deal and take breakfast in the café at the end of the pier with glorious panoramic views. Walk along the cliff tops, cycle the coastal path or visit local castles at Deal, Walmer and Dover. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room/1 step to dining area with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 3 steps to 1 double (5ft), 1 double (4ft), 1 single. Z-bed (2ft 6in for child) on request.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer in utility area. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard, sitting-out area, furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£324-£761
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Wren Cottage Ref: PLLT

This beautifully restored Grade II listed thatched barn dating back 300 years, has been divided into two beamed holiday cottages which reside in the grounds of the owners’ 500-year-old home Boyke Manor, where the great grandfather of Edward Elgar once lived, situated in the unspoilt Elham Valley, an AONB. Activities in the area include walking, horse riding, cycling, wildlife viewing, golf, beaches and art and crafts. Canterbury, great for shopping and sightseeing, and Dover, ideal for day trips to France, are both 20 minutes away. There is a fast train link to London (55 minutes). Shops ½ mile, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area with butler sink and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft iron bedsted and sloping ceiling. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Single bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Full electric central heating included (November-May £75per week)

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Shared garden
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Shared games area with table tennis
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: 2 steps to terrace

Note: Blackbird Cottage (ref PLLP) may be booked with Wren Cottage (ref PLLT) to sleep 9+1 people, with seating space for all guests at Wren Cottage.

WAS
NOW
£504-£1141
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Potts Farm Oast Ref: POOB

Potts Farm Oast offers guests a unique opportunity to stay in a spacious twin round kiln oast house surrounded by grassland farms with access to footpaths across the fields. Once used for drying fresh hops before they were sent to the brewers to flavour the beer, it has now been thoughtfully restored and makes an ideal holiday destination for two families, an extended family or groups of friends to enjoy the beautiful Kentish countryside and discover why it holds the title of ‘The Garden of England’. Stroll through the fields and picnic in the garden in the summer or take a brisk walk in winter and then return to curl up in front of the inviting wood-burning stove. To keep guests amused, there is a games room/snug in the roundel with board games and puzzles, and outside there is an enclosed lawned garden beside the oast with children’s play equipment and an open-fronted barn. If time permits, explore Tenterden – aptly described as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ with its weatherboarded tea shops and cottages. Take a magical ride on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway to the medieval moated castle at Bodiam. Sample the local award-winning wines at Chapel Down Winery, visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens (National Trust) created by the novelist - Vita Sackville west and Sir Harold Nicolson in the 1930s. Rye is a 30-minute drive. Beaches and sand dunes at Camber Sands are a 40-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

Step down to spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Morning room. Spacious kitchen/dining/family room. Utility/boot room. Games room/snug in roundel. Separate toilet. First floor: Step up to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three steps up to double bedroom in roundel. Three steps up to twin bedroom in second roundel. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove –initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace, furniture and children’s play equipment
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with board games and puzzles
  • External open-fronted barn
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Covered ornamental pond and drop in grounds

WAS
NOW
£882-£2613
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Harbour Mews Ref: PFFE

This stylish, modern mews house lies in a quiet lane in the heart of Broadstairs, 250 yards from the beach - perfect for families or small groups. This lively seaside town, packed with history, has an impressive array of restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours within a 5-minute walk. Its thriving events calendar includes a famous Folk Week, Food Festival and Dickens Festival. A favourite haunt of the Victorian novelist, Broadstairs also boasts Bleak House and the Dickens House Museum. In summer, the town’s beautiful Seven Sandy Bays host Punch and Judy shows by day and firework displays over the harbour by night. Golf, coastal walks and surfing locally. Shops 500 yards, pub 100 yards.

Well-equipped kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£445-£1545
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Rowan House Ref: POOK

A delightfully spacious, detached family home with stunning views across rolling countryside. Located at the edge of Stodmarsh, famous for its award-winning pub. Discover a wealth of country walks, and explore the beautiful Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve a few minutes’ walk away. The sandy beaches of Broadstairs and Botany Bay are within 10 miles, and Whitstable, famous for fish restaurants and oysters, 11 miles. Historic Canterbury is 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub 200 yards.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking), Belfast sink, granite work tops and oak floor. Utility. Conservatory. Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with two additional Z-beds (for +2 children). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£403-£1141
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Great Lathe Cottage is a carefully presented, tastefully furnished, detached holiday property equipped to a high standard, offering the discerning holidaymaker year round accommodation. Take advantage of the welcoming wood-burning stove in winter whilst challenging a friend or family member to a game of pool; take a dip in the hot tub with only the Romney Marsh sheep for company, or relax on a summer’s evening on one of the two decked terraces soaking up the huge skies and sunsets of this unique area. Once the stomping ground of smugglers known as ‘owlers’, who had regular confrontations with the customs men, this period of history is remembered every even-numbered year in August in Dymchurch with ‘The Days of Syn Festival’.
Golden sandy beaches lie within a couple of miles and, with its level terrain, this is excellent cycling territory. Visit the Cinque Port town of Hythe which offers boating opportunities on the canal. Take the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway out to Dungeness and see Derek Jarman’s Garden and the old lighthouse. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park or day trip to France from Dover make very good days out. Lydd airport also provides an opportunity to take a flight to Le Touquet or along the coast on a balmy evening. There are six golf courses, fishing and sailing locally. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Living room with oak floor. Dining room with French doors to decked terrace. Kitchen with electric range (for cooking), breakfast area, granite worktops and oak floor. Utility. Games room with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with 5ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Further double bedroom with French doors to front garden and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with additional Z-bed (for +1 child), dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Bathroom with slipper bath and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two digital TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Electric range with double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Two decked terraces, one with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • 2 steps to hot tub
  • Games room with pool table
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£884-£2715
Loading more cottages...
Leave Feedback

We'd love to hear what you think of our new site.
Back to the old site

You are now on our new website!

We've made changes to help you browse accommodation on your phone, tablet or desktop. Please let us know what you think by answering a few questions on our short survey below.

Give your feedback Continue

Take me back to the old site

×

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you like it. We've made changes to help you browse accommodation on your phone, tablet or desktop. Let us know what you think by clicking the "New Site Feedback" tab on the side of the page. You can also find a link back to the old site there too.

Continue

Take me back to the old site

×
×

Grade Shortlist
FULL DETAILS £000.00